The Golden Mile

2-hour Private Walking Tour

Highlights

  • Visit the beautiful Carlton Gardens and learn about its important political history
  • Take a ride on one of Melbourne’s historic trams
  • See some of the best examples of 19th-century architecture from the days of the Victorian Gold Rush
  • Wander through the World’s Longest Surviving Chinatown
  • Learn how Melbourne has evolved from its indigenous roots through European settlement to being voted as the Most Liveable City in the World
  • Step inside a historic 19th-century tower in the middle of a mall
  • Discover why this tour is named the Golden Mile

Priced from
$200*

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*’Priced from’ rate is in AUD based on 1 guest traveling alone.

ALL TOURS Include PHOTOS

While you can’t put a price on memories, a vacation photographer can cost upwards of $350 an hour, just for photos! On this tour you’ll get 10 professionally edited photos from your experience to remember your time in Melbourne ……  at no extra cost.

What’s Included?

  • Bottled water will be provided for every guest
  • Tram ride
  • Your own private guide-ographer will escort you throughout the tour providing an unforgettably enjoyable experience. We’ll take the path least-traveled without missing the major sites, all while capturing your experience in a unique and fun way
  • 10 professionally edited photos in a downloadable high-resolution online gallery will be sent within 5 days after your tour

Details

On this 2-hour private walking tour, we’ll be traversing the city on a journey through time where you’ll learn how Melbourne has come to be one of the most exciting (and liveable) cities in the world.

We start out at the Immigration Museum, a reminder from days gone by, where newcomers would be processed and customs collected. This, of course, referring to the influx of European and Chinese immigrants that flooded into the area during the mid-1800s.

Only meters away, down by the Yarra River, was once a vibrant ecosystem and you’ll soon find out the massive impact that this settlement had on the local indigenous people who had been living untouched by the outside world for millennia.

After a brief introduction to the aboriginal culture, we’ll make our way through the nearby alleys, past bluestone buildings and a grand old hotel before boarding the tram and heading east along Collins Street.

From here we’ll make our way past some of the finest examples of 19th-century extravagance, including the Old Treasury, Parliament and the majestic Windsor Hotel. Then it’s onward past the home of Melbourne espresso and through into Chinatown.

Hear stories of some of the more nefarious activities from the ‘Little Lon’ district as we wind our way through the narrow alleys toward the expansive Carlton Gardens. Here, you’ll see another great example of wealth from the Marvelous Melbourne era.

Making our way back towards the hustle and bustle, we stop by the Melbourne Gaol, known for housing one of Australia’s most infamous bandits – Ned Kelly. Hear his story and see where his young life came to an end before heading to see his iron armor.

All going well with timing, we’ll finish up with a special little treat that will surely leave a smile on your face and a song in your heart.

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Meeting Point

Hotel pickup and dropoff can be arranged for an additional fee. If you prefer to make your own way, we will provide you with an exact meeting point near the Immigration Museum and instructions how to get there.

Walking Difficulty

Your guide will work with you to set the pace giving you the flexibility to stop or rest where needed or push the pace and discover more.

This tour is suitable for fold-up strollers but not wheelchairs as it includes a trip on the tram.

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